Sephora Me First, High Heels, Dream Bigger Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

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Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer

Me First (38)

Sephora Me First (38) Rouge LacquerSephora Me First (38) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark burgundy with moderate, warm undertones paired with a glossy, cream finish. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage that applied decently, but it could have been more even and less prone to sinking into fine lip lines. It didn’t seem to emphasize my lip lines, but it looked a bit spider web-like as it splintered into all the texture of my natural lips.

The texture was creamy, lightweight, and had moderate slip, though it looked wetter than it felt. This shade lasted well for five hours and felt hydrating over time, and I didn’t personally experience feathering/bleeding, though I’m not prone to that personally!

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Me First (38)

PPermanent. $13.00.
B
B
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
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Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer

High Heels (41)

Sephora High Heels (41) Rouge LacquerSephora High Heels (41) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, vivid medium-dark red with cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which didn’t build up to full coverage due the amount of slip (it just seemed to push the color around more than add to it).

The consistency felt lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and more like a balm-lipstick hybrid with the shine of a gloss. It was really comfortable to apply and to wear, and while it had more slip than the average lipstick, I didn’t find the color to bleed or feather on me. It stayed on nicely for five hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

High Heels (41)

PPermanent. $13.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer

Dream Bigger (42)

Sephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge LacquerSephora Dream Bigger (42) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with strong, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was creamy with moderate slip, though it felt lightweight, but it definitely can be easy to over-apply the product if one doesn’t pay attention. It wore well for four and a half hours with a hydrating feel over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Dream Bigger (42)

PPermanent. $13.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Rouge Lacquer
Sephora
$13.00/0.1 oz.

88%

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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It saddens me: this is my favorite lipstick finish but I can’t wear it out–not with masking rules in place.

My pick was Dream Bigger, but I have Bite Jicama so I guess I’m good for this specific shade.

High heels is a fantastic shade of red. It reminds me of a cherry popsicle!

What stunning lipstick shades these are. I am really liking the finish on these and they look so comfortable to wear – always a big plus for me. I am hoping our local Sephora will be stocking this new range because I think I am going to indulge. High Heels is a beautiful red.

Dream Bigger is a beautiful, kinda dusty or less saturated shade, and I don’t think I have anything like it! I might have to pick it up eventually.

Dream Bigger would be my choice in this group. I seem to have a fondness for lip colors with non-citrus fruits in the name!

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